I am the caregiver of my brother who is only 26 years old ,he has been diagnosed with Rcc July 2012 ,his Right kidney has been removed August 2012 the path came as:
Right kidney, radical laparoscopic nephrectomy + para-caval tissue biopsy:
Conventional Clear Cell Carcinoma
Tumor size : 5.2 cm
Furman unclear grade :G2
Tumor extent : Confined to the kidney
Renal sinus : Involved
Renal vein :Free
Hilar margin : Free
Ureteric margin : Free
Para-caval Tissue : Fibrofatty tissue
Tumore stage : pT3aNX
My questions are:
why the path staged his tumor as T3a since it's confined to the kidney ?
what about the survival Rate?
Any information would be much more appreciated